Makita BUR181 Instruction manual

ENGLISH (Original instructions)
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Cordless String Trimmer
BUR141
BUR181
012390
IMPORTANT: Read Before Using.
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ENGLISH (Original instructions)
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
BUR141
BUR181
No load speed
6,000 min-1
7,800 min-1
1,229 mm - 1,433 mm
Overall length
1,229 mm - 1,433 mm
Cutting diameter with nylon cutting head
260 mm
260 mm
Net weight
2.9 kg / 3.0 kg
2.9 kg / 3.1 kg
Rated voltage
D.C. 14.4 V
D.C. 18 V
BL1415 / BL1430
BL1815 / BL1830
Standard battery cartridge(s)
Warning: Use only the battery cartridge(s) described.
• Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
• Specifications and battery cartridge may differ from country to country.
• Weight, with battery cartridge, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
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implementation in accordance with
national laws, electric equipment and
battery pack that have reached the end
of their life must be collected separately
and returned to an environmentally
compatible recycling facility.
Symbols
The following show the symbols used for the equipment.
Be sure that you understand their meaning before use.
Take particular care and attention.
GEB092-4
Read instruction manual.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Danger; be aware of thrown objects.
The distance between the tool and
bystanders must be at least 15 m.
Keep bystanders away.
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
Keep distance at least 15 m.
Save all warnings and
instructions for future reference.
Avoid kickback.
1.
Wear a helmet, goggles and ear
protection.
Wear protective gloves.
2.
3.
Wear sturdy boots with nonslip soles.
Steeltoed
safety
boots
are
recommended.
Do not expose to moisture.
4.
5.
Top permissible tool speed.
Cd
Ni-MH
Li-ion
6.
Only for EU countries
Do not dispose of electric equipment or
battery pack together with household
waste material!
In observance of European Directive
2012/19/EU on waste electric and
electronic equipment, 2006/66/EC on
batteries and accumulators and waste
batteries and accumulators and their
7.
8.
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Be familiar with the controls and proper use
of the equipment.
Cutting elements continue to rotate after the
motor is switched off.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with
the instructions to use the machine.
Stop using the machine while people,
especially children, or pets are nearby.
Only use the machine in daylight or good
artificial light.
Before using the machine and after any
impact, check for signs of wear or damage
and repair as necessary.
Take care against injury from any device fitted
for trimming the filament line length. After
extending new cutter line always return the
machine to its normal operating position
before switching on.
Never fit metal cutting elements.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
Use the tool with the utmost care and
attention.
Operate the tool only if you are in good
physical condition. Perform all work calmly
and carefully. Use common sense and keep in
mind that the operator or user is responsible
for accidents or hazards occurring to other
people or their property.
Never operate the tool when tired, feeling ill or
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The tool should be switched off immediately if
it shows any signs of unusual operation.
2.
3.
Electrical and battery safety
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Intended use of the tool
1.
When using the tool, always wear sturdy
shoes with a non-slip sole. This protects
against injuries and ensures a good footing.
Wear protective glasses or goggles.
Use right tool. The cordless string trimmer is
only intended for cutting grass, light weeds. It
should not be used for any other purpose
such as hedge cutting as this may cause
injury.
Avoid dangerous environment. Don't use the
tool in damp or wet locations or expose it to
rain. Water entering the tool will increase the
risk of electric shock.
Recharge only with the charger specified by
the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable
for one type of battery pack may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery pack.
Use power tools only with specifically
designated battery packs. Use of any other
battery packs may create a risk of injury and
fire.
Do not dispose of the battery(ies) in a fire. The
cell may explode. Check with local codes for
possible special disposal instructions.
Do not open or mutilate the battery(ies).
Released electrolyte is corrosive and may
cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be
toxic if swallowed.
Starting up the tool
Personal protective equipment
360°
012858
1.
010820
2.
3.
010821
1.
Dress Properly. The clothing worn should be
functional and appropriate, i.e. it should be
tight-fitting but not cause hindrance. Do not
wear either jewelry or clothing which could
become entangled with high grass. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
3
Make sure that there are no children or other
people within a working range of 15 meters
(50 ft), also pay attention to any animals in the
working vicinity. Otherwise stop using the
tool.
Before use always check that the tool is safe
for operation. Check the security of the
cutting tool and the guard and the switch
trigger/lever for easy and proper action.
Check for clean and dry handles and test the
on/off function of the switch.
Check damaged parts before further use of
the tool. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that
it will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting, and any other
condition that may affect its operation. A
4.
5.
guard or other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced by our
authorized service center unless indicated
elsewhere in this manual.
Switch on the motor only when hands and
feet are away from the cutting tool.
Before starting make sure that the cutting tool
has no contact with hard objects such as
branches, stones etc. as the cutting tool will
revolve when starting.
17.
Maintenance instructions
1.
Method of operation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories or storing;
whenever the tool starts vibrating
unusually;
whenever transporting the tool.
Don't force the tool. It will do the job better
and with less likelihood of a risk of injury at
the rate for which it was designed.
Never operate the machine with damaged
guards or without the guards in place.
Only use the tool in good light and visibility.
During the winter season beware of slippery
or wet areas, ice and snow (risk of slipping).
Always ensure a safe footing.
Take care against injury to feet and hands
from the cutting tool.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting
means at all times and especially when
switching on the motor.
Never cut above waist height.
Never stand on a ladder and run the tool.
Never work on unstable surfaces.
Don't overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
Remove sand, stones, nails etc. found within
the working range. Foreign particles may
damage the cutting tool and can cause to be
thrown away, resulting in a serious injury.
Should the cutting tool hit stones or other
hard objects, immediately switch off the
motor and inspect the cutting tool.
Before commencing cutting, the cutting tool
must have reached full working speed.
During operation always hold the tool with
both hands. Never hold the tool with one hand
during use. Always ensure a safe footing.
All protective equipment such as guards
supplied with the tool must be used during
operation.
Except in case of emergency, never drop or
cast the tool to the ground or this may
severely damage the tool.
Never drag the tool on the ground when
moving from place to place, the tool may
become damaged if moved in this manner.
Always remove the battery cartridge from the
tool:
whenever leaving the tool unattended;
before clearing a blockage;
before checking, cleaning or working on
the tool;
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
The condition of the cutting tool, protective
devices must be checked before commencing
work.
Turn off the motor and remove the battery
cartridge before carrying out maintenance,
replacing the cutting tool and cleaning the
tool.
After use, disconnect the battery cartridge
from the tool and check for damage.
Check for loose fasteners and damaged parts
such as nearly halfway cut-off state in the
cutting tool.
When not in use store the equipment in a dry
location that is locked up or out of children's
reach.
Use only the manufacturer's recommended
replacement parts and accessories.
Always ensure that ventilation openings are
kept clear of debris.
Inspect and maintain the tool regularly,
especially before/after use. Have the tool
repaired only by our authorized service center.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and
grease.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING:
DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product
(gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence
to safety rules for the subject product. MISUSE or
failure to follow the safety rules stated in this
instruction manual may cause serious personal
injury.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR BATTERY CARTRIDGE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Before using battery cartridge, read all
instructions and cautionary markings on (1)
battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product
using battery.
Do not disassemble battery cartridge.
If operating time has become excessively
shorter, stop operating immediately. It may
result in a risk of overheating, possible burns
and even an explosion.
If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them
out with clear water and seek medical
attention right away. It may result in loss of
your eyesight.
Do not short the battery cartridge:
(1) Do not touch the terminals with any
conductive material.
(2) Avoid storing battery cartridge in a
container with other metal objects such
as nails, coins, etc.
(3) Do not expose battery cartridge to water
or rain.
A battery short can cause a large current flow,
overheating, possible burns and even a
breakdown.
Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in
locations where the temperature may reach or
exceed 50 C (122 F).
Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if
it is severely damaged or is completely worn
out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
Be careful not to drop or strike battery.
Do not use a damaged battery.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Tips for maintaining maximum battery life
1.
2.
3.
Charge
the
battery
cartridge
before
completely discharged.
Always stop tool operation and charge the
battery cartridge when you notice less tool
power.
Never recharge a fully charged battery
cartridge.
Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
Charge the battery cartridge with room
temperature at 10 C - 40 C (50 F - 104 F).
Let a hot battery cartridge cool down before
charging it.
5
Charge the battery cartridge once in every six
months if you do not use it for a long period
of time.
PARTS DESCRIPTION
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4
2
3
5
6
7
8
1
Indication lamp
5
Clamping nut
2
Switch trigger
6
Lock grip
3
Battery cartridge
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Guard
4
Front grip
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Nylon cutting head
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Battery protection system (Lithium-ion
battery with star marking)
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
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WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
adjusting or checking function on the tool.
Failure to switch off and remove the battery
cartridge may result in serious personal injury from
accidental start-up.
1. Star marking
1
Installing or removing battery cartridge
012128
Lithium-ion batteries with a star marking are equipped
with a protection system. This system automatically cuts
off power to the tool to extend battery life.
The tool will automatically stop during operation if the
tool and/or battery are placed under one of the following
conditions:
•
Overloaded:
The tool is operated in a manner that causes
it to draw an abnormally high current.
In this situation, release the switch trigger on
the tool and stop the application that caused
the tool to become overloaded. Then pull the
switch trigger again to restart.
If the tool does not start, the battery is
overheated. In this situation, let the battery
cool before pulling the switch trigger again.
•
Low battery voltage:
The remaining battery capacity is too low
and the tool will not operate. In this situation,
remove and recharge the battery.
1. Red indicator
2. Button
3. Battery
cartridge
1
2
3
012391
CAUTION:
Always switch off the tool before installing or
removing of the battery cartridge.
•
Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly
when installing or removing battery cartridge.
Failure to hold the tool and the battery cartridge
firmly may cause them to slip off your hands and
result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge
and a personal injury.
To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool
while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge.
To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the
battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip
it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place
with a little click. If you can see the red indicator on the
upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.
•
•
•
Power switch action
•
CAUTION:
Always install the battery cartridge fully until the
red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may
accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to
you or someone around you.
Do not install the battery cartridge forcibly. If the
cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being
inserted correctly.
WARNING:
Before inserting the battery cartridge in the
tool, always check to see that the switch
trigger actuates properly and returns to the
"OFF" position when released. Do not pull the
switch trigger hard without pressing in the
lock-off button. This can cause switch
breakage. Operating a tool with a switch that does
not actuate properly can lead to loss of control and
serious personal injury.
1. Lock-off button
2. Switch trigger
1
2
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To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally
pulled, a lock-off button is provided.
To start the tool, move the lock-off button forward and
pull the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop.
Indication lamp
1. Indication lamp
1
012441
Running the tool allows the indication lamp to show the
battery cartridge capacity status.
When the tool is also overloaded and has stopped
during operation, the lamp lights up in red.
Refer to the following table for the status and action to
be taken for the indication lamp.
Indication lamp
The lamp blinks in red.
Action to be taken
Status
This indicates the appropriate
Recharge the battery cartridge
time to replace the battery
as soon as possible.
cartridge when the battery
power becomes low.
This function works when the
The lamp lights up in red. battery power is almost used
up. At this time, tool stops
(Note 1)
immediately.
Recharge the battery cartridge.
The lamp lights up in red.
Autostop due to overload.
(Note 1)
Turn off the tool.
Note 1: The time at which the indication lamp lights up varies by the temperature
around the work area and the battery cartridge conditions.
012443
Adjusting the shaft length
•
1. Shaft
2. Grip
WARNING:
Before adjusting the shaft length, release the
switch trigger and remove the battery cartridge
from the string trimmer. Failure to release the
trigger and removing the battery cartridge may
cause a personal injury.
1
2
012396
To adjust the length of the shaft, turn the grip
counterclockwise until the shaft is unlocked and pull out
or push in to the desired length.
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Nylon cutting head
Installing the front grip
NOTICE:
•
The bump feed will not operate properly if the
Nylon cutting head is not rotating.
1. Front grip
2. Clamping nut
3. Hex bolt
1
2
1. Nylon cutting
head
3
012394
Put the front grip on the front grip holder and secure it
with a hex bolt and the clamping nut provided with the
string trimmer as shown in the figure. At this time, the
hex bolt needs to be installed from the side in which the
hex bolt lock port is located and the clamping nut needs
to be installed from the opposite side.
1
012404
The nylon cutting head is a single string trimmer head
provided with a bump & feed mechanism.
To cause the nylon cord to feed out, the cutting head
should be bumped against the ground while the tool is
running. As the nylon cord is feeding out it will
automatically be cut to the proper length by the cutter
on the guard.
NOTE:
•
The front grip has a edge-to-edge cut slit in its
mounting area. Using this slit allows you to easily
install the front grip on the front grip holder.
The front grip angle is adjustable. To adjust the front
grip angle, loosen the claming nut, set the front grip at
an proper angle according to your work and then tighten
the nut clockwise firmly.
NOTE:
•
If the nylon cord does not feed out while bumping
the head, rewind/replace the nylon cord by
following the procedures described under
"Installing or removing the Nylon cutting head" and
"Winding a new Nylon cord on the spool."
•
Do not bump the tool to the concrete or asphalt
surface. Bumping to this kind of objects may
cause the tool damage.
Installing the guard
•
ASSEMBLY
•
•
WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
battery cartridge is removed before carrying out
any work on the tool. Failure to switch off and
remove the battery cartridge may result in serious
personal injury from accidental start-up.
Never start the tool unless it is completely
assembled. Operation of the tool in a partially
assembled state may result in serious personal
injury from accidental start-up.
CAUTION:
While installing the guard, be careful not to
contact the nylon cord cutter provided on the
guard. Contact with the cutter could result in
personal injury.
1. Guard
2. Screws
3. Cutter cover
1
3
2
012393
Mount the guard by fitting it on to the motor housing so
that the Nylon cord is not pinched between the guard
and the motor housing, and then secure it with two
screws. Before starting the trimmer, take away the
cutter cover from the cord cutter.
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a click is heard.
Installing or removing the Nylon cutting head
•
•
Winding a new Nylon cord on the spool
WARNING:
Before installing or removing the Nylon cutting
head (both spool cover and spool, and
hereafter called this way), make sure that the
tool is switched off and the battery cartridge is
removed from the tool. Failure to switch off the
tool and remove the battery cartridge may cause a
personal injury.
CAUTION:
While installing or removing the Nylon cutting
head, be careful not to contact the nylon cord
cutter provided on the guard. Contact with the
cutter could result in personal injury.
012412
Remove the spool from the spool cover and take off the
remaining used Nylon cord from the spool.
2
1. Nylon cord
2. Retainer for
nylon cord end
1
012413
012408
Insert a Nylon cord to the retainer shown in the figure.
012409
012414
Wind it tightly flat around the spool in the direction of
arrow on the spool so that the wound Nylon cord
surface appears uniform over the winding area.
To remove the Nylon cutting head (spool and spool
cover) from the string trimmer, press in the latches
forcefully on both sides of the spool cover and raise it.
1
3
2
1. Nylon cord
eyehole
2. Notch of the nylon
cutting head
installation port
3. Spring
4. Spool holder
4
012415
012440
Temporarily fix a Nylon cord at the notch shown in the
figure.
NOTICE:
•
Make sure that the spring is installed inside the
spool holder.
To install a cord-newly-wound Nylon cutting head (spool
and spool cover) on the string trimmer, align the Nylon
cord eyehole with the notch of the Nylon cutting head
installation port on the trimmer and then press in it until
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which leads to the motor under overload, resulting
in damage to the trimmer.
012416
Bring the Nylon cord through the Nylon cord eyehole in
the spool cover.
012399
1. Spool
2. Nylon cord
1
2
012417
012400
After installing the Nylon cutting head, make sure that
the Nylon cord comes out by pressing the spool and
pulling the Nylon cord.
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OPERATION
Attachment of shoulder strap
CAUTION:
Use the trimmer without getting the spool into
a contact with the ground surface. Using the
spool contacting the ground surface may cause
the motor under overload resulting in damage to
the trimmer.
1
012401
•
CAUTION:
Do not force the trimmer in densely growing grass.
2
1. Shoulder strap
2. Hook
012395
Hook the shoulder strap in a hole in the front grip.
OPERATION
•
012402
CAUTION:
Do not cut high grass at a time. Cutting high
grass at a time near the root may cause the
trimmer motor spindle to be entangled by grass
•
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CAUTION:
Do not use the trimmer as if you dig out the
ground with it
Cutting the grass near a tree, concrete block,
brick or garden stone
1. Motor housing
2. Grip
1
2
012405
For using the tool as an edger, hold the shaft of the
trimmer with one hand and turn the grip counter
clockwise to loosen the shaft. Rotate the shaft with the
motor housing 180 and tighten the grip clockwise until
it locks.
012403
Hold the trimmer tilting at a level so that it does not
contact the ground surface and cut the grass using the
Nylon cord tip like knocking the ground. In this work,
smooth feeding out is needed because the Nylon cord
wears more quickly than usual.
NOTE:
•
Before rotating the shaft, it needs to be fully
shortened or extended.
•
After changing to the edger position, make sure
that the motor housing and shaft are locked.
NOTE:
•
Getting the trimmer too close to a tree, concrete
block, brick or garden stone or the like during
performing the edging work or such similar cutting
work may cause the Nylon cord to be cut off
halfway inside the spool cover. At this time, take
the spool out of the spool cover and then set the
Nylon cord again properly by referring to the
section titled "Installing or removing the Nylon
cutting head" and "Winding a new Nylon cord on
the spool". Using the tip of the Nylon cord during
operation brings the best result of operation and
therefore it is recommended to keep the tool more
than 5 cm away from the tree, concrete block,
brick or garden stone or the like.
Start the trimmer before getting close to the grass to be
cut.
Cut the grass using the Nylon cord tip by moving the
trimmer from right to left and proceed slowly, keeping
the trimmer tilted at the angle of about 30 in relation to
the ground surface.
When cutting high grass, cut in layers always beginning
from the top with each cut length short.
012407
To obtain a good result of finish cutting, move parallel to
the edge you are going to perform an edging work.
Cutting the grass in a tight place or on a
slope
Using the tool as an edger
•
•
012406
Using the tool as an edger allows the operator to cut
along the edge of the concrete block, brick and the like.
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WARNING:
When cutting the grass on a slope, be careful of
stones, grass and other foreign objects thrown
from the cutting head area.
When cutting the grass on a slope, make sure that
you always keep a good and stable footing.
NOTE:
•
Some items in the list may be included in the tool
package as standard accessories. They may differ
from country to country.
1. Lock button
1
012398
To ease the work in a tight place which restricts the
height, such as cutting the grass under an outdoor wood
deck and similars, push the lock button and then bend
down the cutting head so that the shaft is parallel to the
ground surface. Adjusting the cutting head angle
properly in this way helps you cut the grass on a slope
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
attempting
to
perform
inspection
or
maintenance on the tool. Failure to switch off
and remove the battery cartridge may result in
serious personal injury from accidental start-up.
NOTICE:
Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or
the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may
result.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs,
any other maintenance or adjustment should be
performed by Makita Authorized Service Centers,
always using Makita replacement parts.
•
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
CAUTION:
These
accessories
or
attachments
are
recommended for use with your Makita tool
specified in this manual. The use of any other
accessories or attachments might present a risk of
injury to persons. Only use accessory or
attachment for its stated purpose.
If you need any assistance for more details regarding
these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.
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Nylon cutting head
•
Nylon cords
•
Shoulder strap
•
Goggles
•
Various type of Makita genuine batteries and
chargers
•
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